From the KMTS News Room:

    • COVID-19 Tech Tips
      Tips that will help people avoid scams, malware, & computer viruses that have exploded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a unique interview as it was conducted in a “virtual meeting” through the internet. http://www.kmtsaudio.com/audio/Connections/03-18-2020%20Kelly%20Thompson%20-%20COVID-19%20Tech%20Tips.mp3
    • Aspen to Parachute Schools Closed Through April 17
      Following the guidelines laid out by Governor Polis on Monday, public schools from Aspen to Parachute will be closed through April 17. In a joint press release from the Aspen, Roaring Fork, RE-1 and District 16 School Districts, Kelsey Bean says standardized Colorado Department of Education assessments will also be suspended for the remainder of ...
    • Citizens Will be able to Attend Rifle City Council Meeting Remotely
      Citizens Will be able to Attend Rifle City Council Meeting Remotely With most if not all government buildings closed to the public as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19, many government agencies are looking to the internet for a solution to honor public health guidelines while still doing business and allowing community input. One ...
    • Holy Cross Energy is Helping COVID-19 Victims
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Holy Cross Energy is stepping up for anyone in the valley impacted by Coronavirus.  Holy Cross President and CEO Bryan Hannegan says no one will be disconnected for non-payment. As the virus continues to spread, more people will be forced to isolate in their homes and consequently miss work and a paycheck or two. ...
    • RFTA Routes Changed During Outbreak
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Public transportation is being cut back in some areas of the valley in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority says all service to Buttermilk has ended. The Snowmass Village, Roaring Fork local and Hogback bus routes will continue to operate seven days a week but with a few service reductions ...
    • TRI-County Area Changing Testing Procedures
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Pitkin and Eagle County health officials were overrun with people wanting to get tested for Coronavirus at community testing sites last week.  That approach was scrapped after two days. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says local hospitals in each county recommended moving beyond the broad-based approach to testing for the virus.  She ...
    • Garfield County Launches Coronavirus Hotline
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County has established a hotline for anyone with questions or concerns about Coronavirus.  Carrie Godes with Garfield County Public Health says there are a few numbers that people may want to put on speed dial in their phones as the virus continues to spread.  The Aspen to Parachute number for folks that may ...
    • Hospitals Suspend Programs Due to COVID-19
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s two hospitals are making changes to daily operations because of Coronavirus.  Both Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Grand River Health in Rifle have suspended elective procedures and patient care to protect hospital resources which are being stretched to the limit.  The suspension also includes non-essential patient care like well and ...
    • Second Garfield County Positive Test for COVID-19
      A second Garfield County resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from Garfield County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a presumptive positive test for a Garfield county woman in her 40s. presumptive positive means that the results have not been verified by the US Centers ...
    • First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Garfield County
      The Garfield County Public Health Department has confirmed a presumptive positive test for the COVID-19 virus. The health department says a woman in her 30’s tested positive and is currently recovering in self-quarantine. She did not require hospitalization. A press release from the health department says the woman had contact with travelers in Pitkin County ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Basketball Scores
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL
      NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team
      (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension
      DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll
      DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...
    • The Next Denver Bronco Head Coach will have a Promising Roster, with One Large Hole
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The next head coach of the Denver Broncos won’t find a franchise quarterback awaiting him. But he will inherit a roster packed with promise and a terrific rookie class led by running back Phillip Lindsay. But the fourth head coach in six seasons in Denver will also work for a general manager ...
    • Avalanche will Host Outdoor Game in 2020
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will host an outdoor game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020. This will mark the second outdoor game hosted by the Avalanche, who played the Detroit Red Wings at Denver’s Coors Field in 2016. It’s also the second outdoor game played at a military academy following the ...